RIMFAX: A GPR for the Mars 2020 rover mission

Svein Erik Hamran, Tor Berger, Sverre Brovoll, Leif Damsgard, Oystein Helleren, Mats Jorgen Oyan, Hans Erik Amundsen, Lynn Carter, Rebecca Ghent, Jack Kohler, Michael Mellon, David Paige, Dirk Plettemeier, Jo Eide

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Abstract

The RIMFAX radar is a Gated-FMCW Ground Penetrating Radar to be on aboard the NASA Mars 2020 rover mission. The radar is operating from 150-1200 MHz and is using an Ultra Wideband Bow-Tie Slot antenna at 60 cm above the ground surface. Depending on ground conditions the radar has the ability to penetrate to more than 10 meters depth. First results from glacier measurements are promising.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 8th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, IWAGPR 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479964956
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 5 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, IWAGPR 2015 - Firenze, Italy
Duration: Jul 7 2015Jul 10 2015

Publication series

Name2015 8th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, IWAGPR 2015

Conference

Conference8th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, IWAGPR 2015
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityFirenze
Period7/7/157/10/15

Keywords

  • GPR
  • Gated-FMCW
  • Mars
  • Mars 2020
  • Radar Imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation

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